Martha Boggs is the new star in Tennessee. This restaurant owner threw Senator Stacey Campfield, well-known for his anti-gay remarks, out.
Martha is the owner of a restaurant called Bistro At the Bijou in Knoxville. Sunday, the senator came in for brunch but Martha asked him to leave.
She told Knoxnews:
She refers to anti-gay remarks Campfield said during a radio show in January:
"AIDS came from the homosexual community -- it was one guy screwing a monkey, if I recall correctly, and then having sex with men. It was an airline pilot, if I recall."
"My understanding is that it is virtually -- not completely, but virtually -- impossible to contract AIDS through heterosexual sex...very rarely [transmitted]."
He had added then that homosexuals were the object of a "glorification" in the media: "Homosexuals represent about 2 to 3 percent of the population yet you look at television and plays and theaters, it's 50 percent of the theaters, probably more than that, 50 percent of the theaters based on something about homosexuality."
Finally, about youth LGBT suicides and anti-gay bullying, he said: "That bullying thing is the biggest lark out there."
Seriously, who would not throw this bastard out?
Monday, Stacey Campfield wrote on his blog: "Some people have told me my civil rights were violated under the 1964 civil rights act in that a person can not be denied service based on their religious beliefs. (I am catholic and the catholic church does not support the act of homosexuality) I had not thought about that much. I just figured this is just another example of the open minded tolerant left. They claim tolerances for divergent points of view.....Until someone actually has one. Then they don't know how to handle it."
That's funny! I mean how much time gays and lesbians were denied service? One always said, it is the owner, he does what he wants with his business and, in this case, it should be different !?!
If someone denied us service because we are gay, we cannot say anything because gay is not a religion but, as we are gay, we support homosexuality like some religions, so I suppose we could say: "According to the 1964 civil rights act, a person can not be denied service based on their religious beliefs. I am ortodox hinduist, ortodox hinduism says homosexuals are blessed by Gods".
"Homosexuals are considered by the orthodox Hinduism as “blessed by Gods”, since their Eros is pure: not soiled by social concerns or dependant on the “family” (the Eros, or kâma, is one of the four goal of the creatures, with the material profit, the duty or virtue, and the release of the cycle of the reincarnations); indeed, the Eros of the heterosexuals is impure since as they are able to generate children; however, to make children who do not have their place in the society is a very serious sin which sullied parents, in the Hinduism." - Wikipédia - Homosexualité dans les religions
See also: LGBT Topics and Hinduism